Why the name DEFIANT?
A. We were approched by many discerning shooters who requested us to produce a
high quality light weight British pellet. Well here it is. We now DEFY
any manufacturer’s pellet to surpass the precision and consistency
of the aptly named DEFIANT pellet.
Is a consistent muzzle velocity the only criterion to accuracy
A. Too much emphasis is placed
on muzzle velocity. This may be desirable but is not the only
criterion to accuracy, because lighter pellets leave the muzzle
faster but slow down quicker and arrive at the target at about the
same velocity, all other factors being equal. It is the consistent
downrange velocity that is all important and not the muzzle
velocity. If one were to take the reading downrange even though the
muzzle velocity was very consistent at say 5ft/sec, it will be found
that this can vary by more than 50ft/sec downrange at 40 yards,
because of the pellet wobble changing the ballistic coefficient from
pellet to pellet. In a split die (Diablo shaped pellet), once the
dies start to wear there is a displacement between the two halves.
The pellets may look and weigh the same but any eccentricity which
cannot be seen with a naked eye is the main cause of inaccuracy.
Defiant pellets are not made in a split die, therefore true
concentricity between the centerline of the nose and skirt are
inherent to its accuracy.
How is the consistency of weight achieved?
A. The pellets are made from
lead alloy wire and the slug length which governs the weight is
measured by a laser controlled micrometer ensuring that the wire is
cut precisely before being fed into a single die. Any slight
variations in weight will be found as a small flash behind the
pellets head where is does not interfere with its accuracy.
Q. Why are there splits on the
inside of the pellet skirt?
A. These splits are patented.
They are there to reduce drag through the barrel bore and/or choke
which helps to increase internal barrel efficiency.
Q. I have been using 4.52mm
JSB or its derivatives, Air Arms and Daystate pellets, will I
have the best results using the Defiant 4.52mm (large) head size?
A. Not necessarily, this is because the bearing surfaces are
different. The front lands on the JSB pellets are much thinner than
on the Defiant so it is best to try the three head sizes, 4.48mm
(small), 4.50mm (medium) and 4.52mm (large) and then determine which
suits you best. This will also apply to the .22 where the head sizes
are as shown on the schedule. Important .Please
allow at least 30 shots for the barrel bore to settle when
changing from a different make of pellet.